Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Leitura obrigatória (2)

Redesigning the Met’s Home for Greek and Roman Art

Metropolitan Museum of Art

«The week that the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s southernmost wing reopened as a restaurant in 1954, with outré birdcage chandeliers and a central pool dotted by whimsical muses, the architect Kevin Roche found himself eating there. “I had a nice lunch,” Mr. Roche, now 85, said. “That’s about as far as I thought about it.”
Over the last several years, however, that wing has been an abiding preoccupation for Mr. Roche, whose task has been to transform the space again into the Met’s new Greek and Roman galleries, which officially open on Friday(...)» - "The New York Times", By ROBIN POGREBIN, in 18.04.07


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